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Today: Mix of sun and clouds early, then increasing clouds and flurries. Highs: 31-37. Winds: Light N. Tonight: Cloudy with scattered flurries. Lows: 20-26. Winds: Light N. Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, a few lingering flurries. High ...
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Obama Touches Down in Hawaii for Annual Vacation

December 20th, 2014
By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- President Barack Obama is kicking off his annual winter vacation in his birthplace of Hawaii. Air Force One touched down late Friday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, with the...

Cocaine, Heroin Seized In Major Drug Bust

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December 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- 31-year-old Jason Arias has been arrested following a major drug bust on Chase Avenue in Springfield. At around 8PM Friday night, the Springfield Police Departments Narcotics Unit culminated a lengthy investigation...

Local Nursing Students Remember the Homeless in Chicopee

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December 19th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A night of remembrance outside Lorraine’s Food Kitchen in Chicopee. It was organized by Elms College nursing students and the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Sandwich Ministry. The public was invited to join in...

West Springfield Police Investigating Death of 10-year-old Girl

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December 19th, 2014
West Springfield, Mass. (WGGB) – Police say they are looking into the death of a 10-year-old girl after receiving a call for an ‘unresponsive child’ earlier today. After reviewing the scene on Irving Street, officers called in...

Police charge man in tirade at Whitman church

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December 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online)WHITMAN, Mass. (AP) -- Police in Whitman arrested a man accused of walking into a room full of children at a church and swearing, then smashing a car windshield with a baseball bat in the parking lot. Fifty-year-old...

Local Businesses Bring Early Christmas Lunch to 104th Fighter Wing

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December 19th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The holiday spirit spreads to Westfield as troops at Barnes Air National Guard Base are treated to an early Christmas lunch. Big Y and Carando Classic Italian Meats served our local heroes to show gratitude. The...

Elderly Woman Struck in Palmer Dies

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December 19th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- Route 32 in Palmer is back open after a pedestrian was struck by a car Friday evening and later died. Police say an 85 year old woman was hit just after 5:15 p.m. and was later pronounced dead in the hospital. Her...

State Announces Business Plan, Funding for UMass Center at Westover

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December 19th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mass. Governor Deval Patrick has released a multi-faceted plan for growth at Westover Municipal Airport. The plan, officials hope, will expand the western Mass. economy, while supporting the mission of Westover Air...

Christmas Shopper from Belchertown Gets Big Surprise

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December 19th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Christmas shopping took on a whole new meaning Friday for one Belchertown woman. Little did she realize that when she began her day those presents wouldn't cost her a penny. With less than a week to go before...

Mass. Education Secretary Matthew Malone Visits WMass.

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December 19th, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- The State's Education Secretary visited Western Massachusetts on Friday. One of those stops took him to East Longmeadow High School. Matthew Malone is a traveling secretary. He likes to visit as many...

Sony on Shelving ‘The Interview': ‘We Had No Choice’

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December 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures) NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to...

Home Confinement Ordered for Ex-Pharmacy Officials

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December 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A judge has ordered home confinement for two men facing the most serious charges in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak blamed on a defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal set bail and...

New Company Riding Solar Wave With Local Operation

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December 19th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass (WGGB) -- A new solar company is bringing new energy and employment to western Massachusetts. SolarCity is open for business at their first local facility in Agawam. Palets were lined up Friday and ready to roll next week for...

Crews Prep For Demo As City Continues Inspecting Weak Buildings

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December 19th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) -- Crews were busy Friday preparing the former Essex House site for demolition, which is expected to begin over the weekend or next week. The eight story building partially collapsed last week, leaving adjoining families and...

40 Force: Southampton

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December 19th, 2014
SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — The 40 Force is WGGB and our neighbors, working together to make a difference in Western Massachusetts. Once again this holiday season, the 40 Force highlighted the best of cities and town across Western Mass,...